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Colorado Rapid Watershed Assessments


Colorado Rapid Watershed Assessments

Click here to access the UGFGR RWA profile Click here to access the Lower Green-Diamond RWA profile Click here to access the Lower White RWA profile Click here to access the Vermillion RWA profile Click here to access the Little Snake RWA profile Click here to access the Lower Yampa RWA profile Click here to access the UNP RWA profile Click here to access the Upper Yampa RWA profile Click here to access the Upper Laramie RWA profile Click here to access the NPH RWA profile Click here to access the Cache La Poudre RWA profile Click here to access the Piceance-Yellow RWA profile Click here to access the Upper White RWA profile Clcik here to access the Big Thompson RWA profile Click here to access the Lone Tree-Owl RWA profile Click here to access the Crow RWA profile Click here to access the Upper Lodgepole RWA profile Click here to access the Lower Lodgepole RWA profile Click here to access the LSP RWA profile Click here to access the Sidney Draw RWA profile Click here to access the Pawnee RWA profile Click here to access the MSP-S RWA profile Click here to access the Stinking Water RWA profile Click here to access the Frenchman RWA profile Click here to access the NF Republican RWA profile Click here to access the Beaver Creek RWA profile Click here to access the Colorado Headwaters RWA profile Click here to access the St Vrain RWA profile Click here to access the MSP-CC RWA profile Click here to access the Kiowa RWA profile Click here to access the Bijou RWA profile Click here to access the Arikaree RWA profile Click here to access the SF Republican RWA profile Click here to access the Little Beaver RWA profile Click here to access the SF Beaver RWA profile Click here to access the NFSH RWA profile Click here to access the Smoky Hill Headwaters RWA profile Click here to access the Eagle RWA profile Click here to access the Blue RWA profile Click here to access the Clear RWA profile Click here to access the Upper South Platte RWA profile Click here to access the Big Sandy RWA profile Click here to access the Ladder RWA profile Click here to access the Whitewoman RWA profile Click here to access the Parachute-Roan RWA profile Click here to access the Rush RWA profile Click here to access the Westwater Canyon RWA profile Click here to access the Colorado Headwaters-Plateau RWA profile Click here to access the Roaring Fork RWA profile Click here to access the SPH RWA profile Click here to access the UC-KS RWA profile Click here to access the Lower Dolores RWA profile Click here to access the Lower Gunnison RWA profile Click here to access the N Fork Gunnison RWA profile Click here to access the East-Taylor RWA profile Click here to access the Uncompaghre RWA profile Click here to access the San Miguel RWA profile Click here to access the Upper Dolores RWA profile Click here to access the Upper Gunnison RWA profile Click here to access the Tomichi RWA profile Click here to access the Arkansas Headwaters RWA profile Click here to access the Upper Arkansas RWA profile Click here to access the Fountain RWA profile Click here to access the Chico RWA profile Click here to access the Horse Creek RWA profile Click here to access the UA-JMR RWA profile Click here to access the Two Butte RWA profile Click here to access the Purgatoire RWA profile Click here to access the Upper Arkansas-Lake Meredith RWA profile Click here to access the Montezuma RWA profile Click here to access the LSJ-FC RWA profile Click here to access the McElmo RWA profile Click here to access the Mancos RWA profile Click here to access the Middle San Juan RWA profile Click here to access the Animas RWA profile Click here to access the Saguache RWA profile Click here to access the Rio Grande Headwaters RWA profile Click here to access the Piedra RWA profile Click here to access the Canadian Headwaters RWA profile Click here to access the Apishipa RWA profile Click here to access the Huerfano RWA profile Click here to access the San Luis RWA profile Click here to access the Alamosa-Trinchera RWA profile Click here to access the Conejos RWA profile Click here to access the Upper San Juan RWA profile Click here to access the Rio Chama RWA profile Click here to access the Upper Rio Grande RWA profile Click here to access the MALM RWA profile Click here to access the Bear Creek RWA profile Click here to access the Sand Arroyo RWA profile Click here to access the North Fork Cimarron RWA profile Click here to access the Cimarron Headwaters RWA profile Click here to access the Upper Cimarron RWA profile
 

UPDATED Footnotes/Bibliography for RWA GIS data & Links

The NRCS in Colorado is in the process of developing Rapid Watershed Assessments (RWAs) to provide a natural resource snapshot and overview of each Colorado 8-digit Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC-8). The RWAs organize resource information into one document that local conservationists, units of government, and others can use to identify conservation opportunities and direct technical and financial resources to the appropriate sub basins. They provide a description of the sub basins' natural resources, resource concerns, conservation needs, and ability to resolve natural resource issues and concerns. RWAs typically contain the following information:

• Physical resources
• Land use and land cover
• Water quality conditions report
• Soil, stream, precipitation data
• Resource concerns
• Census and social data
• Progress/status of conservation by land use
• Estimated future conservation practice application and associated costs

Most of the data for the RWAs were collected through the Colorado Vegetation Classification Project Land Cover Data, NRCS National Resources Inventory, Census of Agriculture, and numerous Federal and Colorado state agencies including the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts, the State Conservation Board of the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado State University, Local NRCS and partnership employee field staffs assisted in the compilation and verification of the data.
Over the course of several years, NRCS will be completing RWAs for the 94 HUC-8 sub basins that are contained within Colorado’s boundaries. The following map shows the available resource assessments in Blue.
 

Quick Links

 

Denver Federal Center
Building 56, Room 2604
PO Box 25426
Denver, CO 80225-0426
720.544.2810
 

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